Latest Domain Seizures May Come Back To Bite One Of The Biggest Supporters Of Domain Seizures

from the oops dept

Well, this is amusing. With last Friday's seizure of top online poker site domain names, some are noticing that this might come back to haunt one of the biggest supporters of these domain seizures. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which has been an incredibly aggressive player when it comes to copyright issues, was one of the key operations that helped the Feds seize some domain names earlier this year.

Yet, it turns out that one of the biggest sponsors of many of the MMA fighters and of StrikeForce -- which UFC recently bought -- was (you guessed it) one of the sites seized, Full Tilt Poker. Oops.

Filed Under: advertisers, domain seizures
Companies: full tilt poker, ufc


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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), 18 Apr 2011 @ 6:35am

    Re: For once...

    And they did it by taking the lazy road. You know, not filing charges, just taking the domain name, and going after the big names instead of the little shady guys who the laundering is actually going threw. Think about it, if you're laundering money, would you go threw the big name site that actually attempts to check identity, or would you go threw the little guy who doesn't give two craps?

    This wasn't about laundering money. This was about showing off.

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